Facebook Movie ‘The Social Network’ Gets Good Early Buzz

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When news of a Facebook movie surfaced almost a year ago, many in the film blogging community rolled their eyes. As if it weren’t bad enough that Hollywood was churning out nothing but sequels and remakes of 80′s movies, now they’re giving us a movie based on social networking? What would be next, Twitter: The Movie?

Despite the fact that award-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin was penning the script, many questioned the movie’s potential. Of course, that was before they knew that David Fincher (Fight Club, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) was on board to direct. Now, all of a sudden, the Facebook movie (which is actually titled The Social Network) is beginning to look a lot more interesting, especially when you know a little more about the story.

Based on the book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich (who also wrote Bringing Down the House, which became the film 21), The Social Network will focus on how Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin created Facebook as undergraduates at Harvard University, their subsequent rise to fame and fortune, and the rift in their friendship that led to innumerable lawsuits and a fight for hundreds of millions of dollars.

Along the way (according to the book description at Amazon.com) we get to meet “slick venture capitalists, stunning women, and six-foot-five-inch identical-twin Olympic rowers.” Sounds good to me. And it sounds good to Carson Reeves who reviewed a first draft of the film’s script at ScriptShadow. Describing The Social Network as, “either a modern tragedy or a modern success story,” Reeves shares his detailed analysis of the entire script here. (Obviously, there are spoilers.)

It will be interesting to see how this film turns out. I am holding out hope that The Social Network could be something akin to Steven Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can, an almost too good to be true story that keeps your attention with good acting and clever dialogue. What do you think? Now that there’s a little more information about the film, does this seem like something you’d be interested in watching?

Source: ScriptShadow via First Showing

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  1. Sounds like could be a good tv docu-drama or something. No interest for me as a movie.

  2. I’d rather watch paint dry.

  3. i hate hollywood some days and this really makes me hate them.

  4. The film looks amazing??? LOL.
    Hey how was “America’s Got Talent” last night??
    I missed it…
    (Holy crap)
    ^
    Concerning the real Facebook, I’ve heard from more than one person that they have had privacy issues and identity problems with that service. I don’t understand why anyone subscribes to that social community or any of them.
    (IMO), your just begging for problems on all those Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, services. I seriously don’t get the attraction at all.

  5. Been on Facebook over a year and had no problems.

    I’ve gotten back in touch with a ton of old friends from college, high school, and even kindergarten. I now keep in far better touch with them all. That’s the appeal.

    And only friends can see your private stuff. If you’ve had problems, it’s either somebody hacked into your account or a virus that hit you.

    There WAS some commotion over Facebook claiming ownership to all the pictures posted on it, but that’s been cleared up now – although personally it didn’t bother me. I can see how it could be a problem for people who post up very embarrassing pictures of themselves from parties or whatever – but that’s their own fault to begin with.

  6. I don’t get the attraction for Twitter and Myspace either, though.

  7. If you do some research its very easy to see how all the information on any of the social websites Twitter Facebook, etc can be compromised. If you believe a gurantee of privacy means that your personal information is secure you probably believe North Korea hacked into the Federal database the other day as well. ;-)

    These social sites will one day be used to catalog everyone into a general database. Your just making it easier for them. :-)

  8. Lol how do you guys feel now? How do your words taste?

    After Heath Ledger’s legendary performance, I’v elearnt never to judge before you’ve see. Especially a movie.

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